A Sermon Series

November 27th through December 25th

 

 

A city on a hill.

A lamp on a stand.

Sunday Mornings

8:30 am

In-Person Worship only
(masks optional)

9:30 am

Sunday School for all ages
(masks optional)

10:30 am

In-Person Worship and Live Stream on YouTube
(masks optional)

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Join us for worship this Sunday, December 4, the Second Sunday of Advent. Worship will be in-person at 8:30, and in-person as well as livestreamed at 10:30. Pastor Scott will preach “God Meets Us in our Fear” from the From Generation to Generation series, Luke 1:26-38. 

 

View recent sermons in our sermon archive. 

All Are Welcome with Rainbow

The people of Lovely Lane UMC humbly strive to be light, love and leaven to the world.

We stand with those who are devalued in our society because of their color, gender, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, immigration status or economic condition.

We serve those in our neighborhood and our community who are in need of food, housing, education, or health care.

We heal the world through collaboration with the national and international missions of the United Methodist Church, because where our hands cannot be, our hearts can.”

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Find Us

2424 42nd St. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 393-6674

The corner of 42nd Street and Wenig Rd. next to KennedyHigh School

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Our campaign to ensure the future of Lovely Lane ministries for the next 50 years.

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Nourished

The Missional Campus of Lovely Lane.

Nourished strives to be a holistic healthy community that grows in Spirit and serves in love and justice.

Nourished Events and News

 

Our vision is to reflect God’s glory in our congregation, in our world, and in our hearts. Forgiven by Christ, we forgive. Accepted by God, we accept. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we equip, enable and inspire God’s household to servant leadership.

Our vision is to reflect God’s glory in our congregation, in our world, and in our hearts. Forgiven by Christ, we forgive. Accepted by God, we accept. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we equip, enable and inspire God’s household to servant leadership.

Lovely Lane News

Youth Group Co-op News

Youth Group Co-op News

We recently announced that we were forming a youth co-op with Peoples Church, but you may be wondering, "What does this mean and how will the Youth Co-op work? In the co-op, we are going to focus on two types of gatherings: Experience and Exploration Based; and Faith...

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September: What a Wonderful Month

September: What a Wonderful Month

It’s time for cooler temperatures, back to school, autumn colors, harvest of summer labors, and football. September is a time for welcoming and considering change—a time for releasing the old and focusing on the new. It’s also Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on...

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United Women in Faith – September News

United Women in Faith – September News

UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH (LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN) UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Our UMW Tuesday AM Bible Study group resumes meeting on October 11th. We had previously just begun looking at Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, and will now...

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Celebrating Sixty Years

Celebrating Sixty Years

In June, 1962, Dr. H. Hughes Dill, a retired member of the North Iowa Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, was appointed to serve as pastor of a new congregation in northeast Cedar Rapids. Following this appointment, worship services took place in the Chapel of...

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Youth Group in August

Youth Group in August

-Sunday, August 7th: Youth Council Applications are due -Sunday, August 28th, 5pm-6:30pm: Youth Group at the church About Youth Group: Each week the youth group explores an element of faith thru four kinds of activities: Intentional Play, Learning Adventures,...

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A Summer Poem

A Summer Poem

A Summer Poem by Ethan Brunelle Once on a summer day, I was happy in a different way. I realized I had two months to spare, Of enjoying life without a care. I spent it with the ones I love, And thanking God up above. Thanking God for the times I had, The times of good...

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Join the Iowa UMVIM work trip

Join the Iowa UMVIM work trip

The Iowa United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Committee (UMVIM) is planning a disaster response work trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana from September 24 - October 2, 2022. Over the past few years, the Southwest Louisiana area has been hit hard by a series of natural...

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Bell Choir, AcabeLLa, is preparing to return to rehearsal

Bell Choir, AcabeLLa, is preparing to return to rehearsal

Before Covid, there were 2 bell choirs—Zamar and AcabeLLa. If there is sufficient interest, the second bell choir could be restarted. If you’re new to ringing and wish to learn, here is your chance. Anyone interested in playing hand bells is encouraged to contact the...

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“Andy’s Song” – From Pastor Kristina

“Andy’s Song” – From Pastor Kristina

Music is memory. When I hear specific songs, I’m brought back to a specific moment or place in time. My Grandma Audrey, who died 10 years ago, loved to sing. With the most beautiful voice, she had a song for every occasion. Sitting on the pier with her, blowing...

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Spreading the Good News – From Pastor Scott

Spreading the Good News – From Pastor Scott

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life. — (Psalm 146:1-2, NIV) I love history! I love to read about American history and sports history.  I enjoy hearing relatives share family history too.  I am constantly learning about those...

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Youth Group July Gatherings

Youth Group July Gatherings

Youth Group: July Gatherings 7/5: 10-11:30 AM, Tour at Dan & Debby’s Ice Cream 7/10: Slideshow presentation & speakers in 9:30 AM worship 7/10: 2 PM, Kernels Game, cost is $15 (please let Ryan know by 7/3) 7/13: 4-6:30 PM, Youth Group serves dinner for...

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Independence Day 2022

Independence Day 2022

This year, as I look forward to the 4th of July, I’m feeling so much more aware of what the true meaning of the day should be. The war in Ukraine has made us feel so much more vulnerable to losing independence, the January 6th Insurrection has also opened our eyes to...

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“For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 4:6

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